Congratulations, and welcome to UOP International!

Soon you’ll be on the exciting University of the Pacific campus in Stockton, California. Before you arrive, complete the steps below to avoid common issues or delays for international students.

If you have any questions, contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

Contact Your Advisor

We have a team of dedicated personal advisors whose job it is to make sure all your questions are answered and to ensure you have a smooth transition to the university.

Before you start on any of the steps below, contact your local personal advisor. Simply select your region of the world below, and send your advisor an email, Skype, WhatsApp, or WeChat message. We look forward to meeting you very soon!





Latin <br/><span>America</span>


Middle East/North Africa

North <br/><span>America</span>


North Asia

Russia/Central Asia/Eastern Europe

South <br/><span>Asia</span>


Southeast <br/><span>Asia</span>


UK and Western Europe

Chris (Southwest)

Tel:+1-508-948-7542WhatsApp+1-508-948-7542WeChat:chris040594Email Chris

Alice (Northwest)

Tel:+1-857-315-8730WhatsApp:+1-857-315-8730WeChataliceqinusEmail Alice

Taha (Pakistan)

Tel:+92-307-333-6878WhatsApp:+92-307-333-6878Skype:tshahid29Email Taha

Ajith (India)

Tel:+91-971-722-2408WhatsApp:+91-971-722-2408Skype:ajitks10Email Ajith

Ekta (India)

Tel:+91-965-001-0409WhatsApp+91-965-001-0409Skypeekta.aneja05Email Ekta

Bibiane (Korea)

Tel:+82-10-7711-6538WhatsApp:+82-10-7711-6538Email Bibiane

Erik (North China)

Tel:+86-185-1136-3010WeChat18511363010Email Erik

Doris (South China)

Tel+86-150-1870-6751QQ2282183545Email Doris


Tel:+34-692-46-41-16WhatsApp:+34-692-46-41-16Skype:marianna.zubenko Email Marianna

Chau (Vietnam)

Tel:+84-908-792-892WhatsApp:+84-908-792-892Skype:diemchau.dtEmail Chau

Shayan (Pakistan)

Tel:+92-335-822-0020WhatsApp:+92-335-822-0020Skype:shayanchawlaEmail Shayan


Tomi (Africa)

WhatsApp:+234-703-414-1021Skype:Tomi AfilakaTel:+234-703-414-1021Email Tomi


WhatsApp:+57-304-533-6418Skype:georgelalcantaraTel:+57-304-533-6418Email George
Hoang Vo

Hoang (Vietnam)

WhatsApp:+84-937-225-295Skype:hoangvtb1983Tel:+84-937-225-295Email Hoang

Saranya (Excluding Vietnam)

WhatsApp:+66-96-982-0007Skype:awesome.saranyaTel:+66-96-982-0007Email Saranya

Sakshi (India)

WhatsApp:+91-995-351-0160Skype:arorasakshi187Tel:+91-995-351-0160Email Sakshi


WhatsApp:+91-895-004-9050Skype:sonam.parashar3Tel:+91-999-647-1494Email Sonam


WhatsApp:+91-972-501-2676Tel:+91-972-501-2676Email Unnati

Viraja (South & West India)

WhatsApp:+91 7028090894Skype:+91 7028090894Tel:+91 7028090894Email Viraja
Annie Lin South China

Annie (South China)

QQ:1738675071Tel:+86-135-7055-0749Email Annie
Jane West

Jane (West China)

QQ:713070180Tel:+86.159.2876.6884Email Jane
Lisha from North China

Lisha (North China)

QQ:18310168200Tel:+86-183-1016-8200Email Lisha
Mark Sun

Mark (Central China)

QQ:15800624575Tel:+86-158-0062-4575Email Mark

Vicky (North China)

WeChatvickychen7910Tel:+86-135-2182-7910Email Vicky

What to Do Before You Arrive at
University of the Pacific

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After you receive the electronic copy of your I-20, complete the following steps before booking your visa appointment:

  1. Schedule a free visa information and preparation session with your personal Enrollment Advisor.
  2. Check that the details on your I-20 are correct (including your date of birth) and make sure your name is the same as it appears on your passport.
  3. Prepare the documents you will need to take to the embassy when attending your visa interview.

Immigration Documents:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-20
  • Letter of Acceptance
  • SEVIS I-901 Fee Receipt
  • Customers Letter and G-28 Document included in your acceptance packet

Original Documents:

  • Academic transcripts, sealed in an envelope and certified
  • Academic certificates
  • English proficiency test scores
  • Bank Statement

After you complete the above steps, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible. It requires an interview with the U.S. Embassy and can sometimes take several weeks to schedule.

  1. Complete your Visa Application.
  2. Pay your I-90 (SEVIS) fee.
  3. Visit to learn more about scheduling your visa appointment, what to expect when you arrive and the documentation you need to take with you.
  4. Notify your enrollment advisor of the date and embassy location of your visa appointment.
  5. Watch these videos to help you apply for your visa and prepare for your interview:
How to Apply for Your F-1 Student Visa
Visa Interview Preparation for Students

When purchasing your ticket to your new city, plan to arrive on or before your scheduled move-in day.

We are so excited for you to join us on campus! To ensure a smooth transition to your new home, plan to arrive on or before your official move-in day. The Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is highly recommended as our primary airport and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is our secondary airport as a back-up if necessary.

For the Stockton campuses:

The Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is highly recommended as our primary airport for your arrival. The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) can used as a back-up if necessary.


For the San Francisco campus:

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is highly recommended as our primary airport for your arrival.

Once you book your flights, you must fill out the student arrival form. If your family is joining you, you must also complete the family arrival form.

Move-In Dates

For all undergraduate and graduate program move-in dates, please visit the Important Dates page.

We are looking forward to meeting you in person!

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To help avoid delays with enrollment, make your tuition and fees payment in full two weeks before you arrive.

When you begin, have your acceptance letter in front of you, as you will need to refer to the information in the letter.

Choose between two ways to submit payment for tuition and fees:

Flywire by Peer Transfer: Please visit UOP’s Flywire portal (location depends on your program) to complete the transfer process. Please note that you can NOT use a U.S. credit card or U.S. bank account.


You will need to complete the following forms before your arrival, and bring them with you during orientation.

*Please read the documents very carefully and complete all forms before your arrival and bring the completed forms with you during orientation.

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All University of the Pacific Academic Accelerator Program incoming students are required to submit all of the immigration documents prior to enrolling in classes.

You must complete the following items before being permitted to begin your classes at the University of the Pacific:

  • Attend mandatory orientation at UOP International (date and time are listed in your acceptance letter from UOP International)
  • Submit completed Immunization Form to UOP International (this must be completed, signed and stamped by your medical doctor)
  • Submit proof of health insurance to UOP International

Bring the following documents to the UOP International orientation:

  • Original and valid passport
  • Original Form(s) I-20
  • F-1 visa (stamped on your passport)/F-2 visa (for dependents)
  • Copy of your Form I-94 (to print your Form I-94, please visit

Note: If you have not submitted original financial documents (no photocopies) before your I-20 was issued, you will be required to bring them with you when you attend the UOP International orientation.


Here is a list of suggestions on what to bring.

The amount you need to bring will depend on your personal spending habits. We
recommend that you bring $250 to $500 USD in cash, plus a Visa or MasterCard issued from a bank in your home country that will work in the United States. A pre-paid credit card will work too.

A variety of clothing types should be considered when packing. However, you will have plenty of opportunities to purchase any additional clothing or supplies once you arrive. To check the weather depending on campus location, please see our California Living page.


U.S. electrical outlets are 120 V with a frequency of 60 Hz.


Keep medication in its original pharmacy packaging in case you are asked questions at customs. Be prepared to present prescriptions from your doctor to immigration officials upon request.


Please carry your personal emergency contact information and the phone number found in your pre-arrival email from UOP International. Store this in your wallet or purse at all times.


A laptop is not required, but you can purchase one once you arrive to campus. Wireless internet service is available on campus.


All carry-on liquids and gels must be 3.4 ounces (100 mL) or less by volume in one (1) quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag (

DO NOT bring any sharp objects, such as scissors or a penknife, as these will be confiscated by TSA airport security.

DO NOT pack any food or beverages. You will be able to purchase these items once you pass through security at the airport.

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Here is what to expect on arrival day!


You must pass through Customs and Border Protection upon arrival in the United States. If you are held up at Customs and Border Protection for any reason upon your arrival, please be sure to give the officer your Customs Letter and G-28 Document that shows support available. If you are also able to call, please contact UOP International.


We will provide you with a free airport transfer from the Sacramento International Airport (Stockton and Sacramento campus students) or San Francisco International Airport (San Francisco campus students) to your residence. Your driver will be holding a sign that reads “UOP International.”

If you do not see your greeter within 15 minutes of reaching the Ground Transportation area of Arrivals, please follow these directions: Find the nearest public pay phone or use your cell phone and dial the UOP International Help Line.

Once an operator answers, please say “Hello, I’m a UOP International student and I can’t find my driver. My name is [say your full name slowly] from [home country name]. I am waiting in Terminal [letter or number] in the Ground Transportation area and wearing [color and description of clothes].” The friendly operator will help find your greeter/driver promptly.


Once you arrive on campus, you will be escorted to your residence.

Reception details and the orientation schedule will be included in your welcome packet upon arrival.

Housing check-in will be in a pre-arrival email.


If you arrive before your move-in day, you will need to arrange accommodations at a local hotel. Consider staying at one of the following local hotels until the official move-in date. Please note that you will also need to arrange transportation from your hotel to your residence on move-in day.

Please report to the UOP International campus to check in on move-in day at the housing check-in address listed in your prearrival email.

Stockton Campus: Local Accommodations

If friends or family travel with you to campus, we recommend the following area hotels:

Contact Information
Best Western Plus Heritage Inn111 East March Lane
Stockton, CA 95207
(1.5 miles from campus)
Hilton Stockton2323 Grand Canal Blvd.
Stockton, CA 95207
(2.3 miles from campus)
Courtyard by Marriott3252 West March Lane
Stockton, CA 95219
(3.3 miles from campus)
Extended Stay by Marriott2844 West March Lane
Stockton, CA 95219
(3.4 miles from campus)

Sacramento Campus: Local Accommodations

If friends or family travel with you to campus, we recommend the following area hotels:

Contact Information
Courtyard Sacramento Midtown4422 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
(1.4 miles from campus)
The Westin Sacramento 4800 Riverside Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822
(3.8 miles from campus)
300 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(5.3 miles from campus)
Larkspur Landing Sacramento 555 Howe Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95825
(6.7 miles from campus)


San Francisco Campus: Local Accommodations

If friends or family travel with you to campus, we recommend the following area hotels:

Contact Information
The Pickwick Hotel San Francisco85 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(0.1 miles from campus)
Hotel Zetta San Francisco55 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(0.1 miles from campus)
888 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(0.4 miles from campus)
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(0.9 miles from campus)





Helpful Resources

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Next Steps Brochure

Information on your I-20 paperwork and visa, what to pack and other tips for arrival on campus.

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Immigration Guide

Learn more about the process for getting your F-1 visa and arriving in California.

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Pre-Arrival Checklist

Complete all steps before you get to Pacific so you can help avoid delays or issues.

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Orientation Schedule

Tour the campus, explore Stockton and find other orientation activities you might do with your fellow international students.

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Academic Calendar

Want to plan your studying and traveling? Know important dates for classes, exams and holidays.